1969

Top 50 of 1969

As heard on WRCT-FM (88.3) on Dec. 31, 2009.

Rankings are calculated based on an average calculated using the Billboard Magazine, Cash Box Magazine and KQV (1410) charts, with extra weighting given to songs that placed highly on consecutive weeks on KQV. (Special thanks to Jeff Roteman for posting all of the KQV weekly and yearly charts at his KQV tribute website!)

  1. Sugar Sugar – The Archies
  2. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – The Fifth Dimension
  3. Honky-Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
  4. I Can’t Get Next to You – The Temptations
  5. Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James and the Shondells
  6. Dizzy – Tommy Roe
  7. Wedding Bell Blues – The Fifth Dimension
  8. In the Year 2525 – Zager and Evans
  9. Come Together – The Beatles
  10. What Does It Take? – Jr. Walker and the All-Stars
  11. One – Three Dog Night
  12. Crimson and Clover – Tommy James and the Shondells
  13. Get Back – The Beatles
  14. It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
  15. Love (Can Make You Happy) – Mercy
  16. These Eyes – The Guess Who
  17. Everyday People – Sly and the Family Stone
  18. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone
  19. Hair – The Cowsills
  20. Build Me Up, Buttercup – The Foundations
  21. You Made Me So Very Happy – Blood, Sweat and Tears
  22. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
  23. The Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet” – Henry Mancini
  24. Na-Na, Hey-Hey, (Kiss Him) Goodbye – Steam
  25. Down on the Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  26. Easy to Be Hard – Three Dog Night
  27. Spinning Wheel – Blood, Sweat and Tears
  28. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  29. In a Moment – The Intrigues
  30. My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
  31. Smile a Little Smile for Me – The Flying Machine
  32. Time of the Season – The Zombies
  33. Grazing in the Grass – The Friends of Distinction
  34. Baby, I’m for Real – The Originals
  35. Hooked on a Feeling – B.J. Thomas
  36. Touch Me – The Doors
  37. 25 Miles – Edwin Starr
  38. Traces – Classics IV
  39. Worst That Could Happen – Brooklyn Bridge
  40. Lay, Lady, Lay – Bob Dylan
  41. Going in Circles – Friends of Distinction
  42. Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  43. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Marvin Gaye
  44. More Today Than Yesterday – The Spiral Starecase
  45. Good Morning Starshine – Oliver
  46. Little Woman – Bobby Sherman
  47. Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul and Mary
  48. Get Together – The Youngbloods
  49. Eli’s Coming – Three Dog Night
  50. I’m Going to Make You Mine – Lou Christie
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